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Mar 1, 2020 Sid Hall
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Dare to Walk with the Rebel Jesus: The Parade - Risking Reputation by Sid Hall Readings: Zechariah 9:9-10; Matthew 21:7-9 Marcus J. Borg & John Dominic Crossan, The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Final Days in Jerusalem The events of Christ’s Passion, which take place during the last week of Jesus’ life, often don’t receive enough time in our worship and study. We often move too quickly from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday with little time to take in the dramatic...
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Feb 23, 2020 Sid Hall
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Sacred Earth, Sacred Work: What About Now? by Sid Hall Readings: Ecclesiastes 10:5-15 Rob Bell, How to Be Here: A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living When God began to create the heavens and the earth— the earth was without shape or form... and God’s wind swept over the waters... God saw everything God had made: it was supremely good. What if we lived life truly connected to the origins of Creation and the Creator? In the beginning God created all things and called them originally...
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Feb 16, 2020 Sid Hall
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Sacred Earth, Sacred Work: One Love, One Heart by Sid Hall Readings: Genesis 11:1-9 John Phillip Newell, The Rebirthing of God When God began to create the heavens and the earth— the earth was without shape or form... and God’s wind swept over the waters... God saw everything God had made: it was supremely good. What if we lived life truly connected to the origins of Creation and the Creator? In the beginning God created all things and called them originally “good.” In this series, we...
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Feb 9, 2020 Sid Hall
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Sacred Earth, Sacred Work: Sacred Creative Vocation by Sid Hall Readings: Isaiah 6:1-8 Matthew Fox, The Reinvention of Work: A New Vision of Livelihood for Our Time (1994) When God began to create the heavens and the earth— the earth was without shape or form... and God’s wind swept over the waters... God saw everything God had made: it was supremely good. What if we lived life truly connected to the origins of Creation and the Creator? In the beginning God created all things and called...
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Feb 2, 2020 Sid Hall
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Sacred Earth, Sacred Work: Paths of Life by Sid Hall Readings: Isaiah 40:18-23 Meister Eckhart, “Apprehend God In All Things” When God began to create the heavens and the earth— the earth was without shape or form... and God’s wind swept over the waters... God saw everything God had made: it was supremely good. What if we lived life truly connected to the origins of Creation and the Creator? In the beginning God created all things and called them originally “good.” In this series,...
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Jan 26, 2020 Sid Hall
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Sacred Earth, Sacred Work: Spirit of Compassion by Sid Hall Readings: Mark 12: 28-34 Jurgen Moltmann, The Source of Life: The Holy Spirit and the Theology of Life When God began to create the heavens and the earth— the earth was without shape or form... and God’s wind swept over the waters... God saw everything God had made: it was supremely good. What if we lived life truly connected to the origins of Creation and the Creator? In the beginning God created all things and called them...
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Jan 19, 2020 Sid Hall
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Sacred Earth, Sacred Work: Creation as Blessing by Sid Hall Readings: Genesis 1 - 2:4 (adapted) When God began to create the heavens and the earth— the earth was without shape or form... and God’s wind swept over the waters... God saw everything God had made: it was supremely good. What if we lived life truly connected to the origins of Creation and the Creator? In the beginning God created all things and called them originally “good.” In this series, we will explore six essential ideas...
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Jan 12, 2020 Gus Lott
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Joyful is the Dark: Let's Ask Darwin by Gus Lott Readings: Genesis 3:1-13, 22-24 From Robert Wright, Moral Animals Darwin Day is a celebration to commemorate the birthday of Charles Darwin on February 12, 1809. The day is used to highlight Darwin's contributions to science and to promote science in general. Darwin Day is observed around the world. We're celebrating a little early this year! Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. No Exceptions.
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Jan 5, 2020 Mark Moore
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Joyful is the Dark: Let the New Year Ring by Mark Moore Readings: John 1:1-5 The Prologue of John’s Gospel , by Louis Pernot, translated by Sara MacVane The soul alone among all creatures Is generative like God is. Because this Word is a hidden Word it comes in the darkness of the night. To enter this darkness put away all voices and sounds, all images and likenesses. --Meister Eckhart Join us this Advent to explore the nurturing power of darkness. Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open...
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Dec 29, 2019 Sid Hall
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Joyful is the Dark: Let's Call It a Year by Sid Hall Readings: Matthew 10:5-14 Gregg Levoy in Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life (1997) The soul alone among all creatures Is generative like God is. Because this Word is a hidden Word it comes in the darkness of the night. To enter this darkness put away all voices and sounds, all images and likenesses. --Meister Eckhart Join us this Advent to explore the nurturing power of darkness. Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open...
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Dec 24, 2019 Sid Hall
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Joyful is the Dark by Sid Hall The soul alone among all creatures Is generative like God is. Because this Word is a hidden Word it comes in the darkness of the night. To enter this darkness put away all voices and sounds, all images and likenesses. --Meister Eckhart Join us this Advent to explore the nurturing power of darkness. Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. No Exceptions.
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Dec 22, 2019 Gus Lott
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Joyful is the Dark: Let the Darkness Shine by Gus Lott Readings: Matthew 2:1-12 The Revelation of the Magi, Translation by Brent Landau The soul alone among all creatures Is generative like God is. Because this Word is a hidden Word it comes in the darkness of the night. To enter this darkness put away all voices and sounds, all images and likenesses. --Meister Eckhart Join us this Advent to explore the nurturing power of darkness. Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds....
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Dec 15, 2019 Sid Hall
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Joyful is the Dark: Let's Get Uncomfortable by Sid Hall Readings: Luke 1:39-56 "The Subversive Magnificat: What Mary Expected the Messiah To Be Like," from EnemyLove.com The soul alone among all creatures Is generative like God is. Because this Word is a hidden Word it comes in the darkness of the night. To enter this darkness put away all voices and sounds, all images and likenesses. --Meister Eckhart Join us this Advent to explore the nurturing power of darkness. Presented by...
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Dec 8, 2019 Sid Hall
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Joyful is the Dark: Let Love Be Your Guide by Sid Hall Readings: Matthew 1:18-25 Rev. Marianne Borg, Meaning from the Christmas Stories , marcusjborg.org The soul alone among all creatures Is generative like God is. Because this Word is a hidden Word it comes in the darkness of the night. To enter this darkness put away all voices and sounds, all images and likenesses. --Meister Eckhart Join us this Advent to explore the nurturing power of darkness. Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open...
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Dec 1, 2019 Sid Hall
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Joyful is the Dark: Let It Be With Me by Sid Hall Readings: Luke 1:26-38 Frederick Buechner, from Wishful Thinking (1973) The soul alone among all creatures Is generative like God is. Because this Word is a hidden Word it comes in the darkness of the night. To enter this darkness put away all voices and sounds, all images and likenesses. --Meister Eckhart Join us this Advent to explore the nurturing power of darkness. Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. No...
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Nov 24, 2019 Sid Hall
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Liturgies of Resistance: The Flattened Creed Readings: Galatians 3:27-29; Romans 10:12; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 The Oldest Cliché, from Stephen J. Patterson’s The Forgotten Creed: Christianity’s Original Struggle against Bigotry, Slavery, & Sexism (2018) Christianity began as an experiment in radical inclusiveness and grassroots liberation from Empire. Then, within two short generations, the church started to back away from those principles. While retaining the prayer “your kin-dom...
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Nov 17, 2019 Sid Hall
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Liturgies of Resistance: The Golden Rule Christianity began as an experiment in radical inclusiveness and grassroots liberation from Empire. Then, within two short generations, the church started to back away from those principles. While retaining the prayer “your kin-dom come, on earth as it is in heaven,” the church began to morph into the very empire it had set out to resist. This series explores three primary texts of the early church that represent the radical nature of what it meant...
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Nov 10, 2019 Sid Hall
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Liturgies of Resistance: The Jesus Prayer Christianity began as an experiment in radical inclusiveness and grassroots liberation from Empire. Then, within two short generations, the church started to back away from those principles. While retaining the prayer “your kin-dom come, on earth as it is in heaven,” the church began to morph into the very empire it had set out to resist. This series explores three primary texts of the early church that represent the radical nature of what it meant...
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Oct 27, 2019 Penny Workman Brown
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Trinity StoryCorps: Penny Workman Brown Readings: John 3:17, Luke 8:1-2, John 19:25, Mark 16:1-11 There is perhaps nothing more transforming than a powerful story. StoryCorps, an organization whose aim is to record personal stories from ordinary people like you and me, states that their mission is “to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.” Since 2003, they have reminded us that every story matters...
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Oct 20, 2019 Joanne Holladay & Mike Dellens
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Trinity StoryCorps: Joanne Holladay & Mike Dellens Readings: Anne Lamott, Almost Everything Meister Eckhart on Equality There is perhaps nothing more transforming than a powerful story. StoryCorps, an organization whose aim is to record personal stories from ordinary people like you and me, states that their mission is “to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.” Since 2003, they have reminded...
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Oct 13, 2019 Cam Burton
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Trinity StoryCorps: Cam Burton Readings: Mary Oliver, The Journey Nadia Bolz-Weber, Accidental Saints:Finding God in All the Wrong People There is perhaps nothing more transforming than a powerful story. StoryCorps, an organization whose aim is to record personal stories from ordinary people like you and me, states that their mission is “to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.” Since 2003, they...
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Sep 29, 2019 Sid Hall
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A Wonder-FULL Life “Looking with Gratitude” by Sid Hall Readings: Quote from “It’s a Wonderful Life” Acts 4: 32-35 Jesus said, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” Spiritual practice feeds that part of ourselves that is oriented toward serenity, harmony, truth, compassion, gratitude, love and joy. But these are not always words we use to describe the role of money in our lives. In the classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a crisis of money creates...
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Sep 22, 2019 Sid Hall
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A Wonder-FULL Life “Looking Out” by Sid Hall Readings: Quote from “It’s a Wonderful Life” 1 Timothy 6:17-19 Jesus said, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” Spiritual practice feeds that part of ourselves that is oriented toward serenity, harmony, truth, compassion, gratitude, love and joy. But these are not always words we use to describe the role of money in our lives. In the classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a crisis of money creates vastly...
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Sep 15, 2019 Sid Hall
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A Wonder-FULL Life “Looking in” by Sid Hall Readings: Conversation about the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” Matthew 6:19-24 Jesus said, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” Spiritual practice feeds that part of ourselves that is oriented toward serenity, harmony, truth, compassion, gratitude, love and joy. But these are not always words we use to describe the role of money in our lives. In the classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a crisis of money...
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Sep 8, 2019 Sid Hall
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A Wonder-FULL Life “Looking Back” by Sid Hall Readings: Matthew 22:15-22 Quote from “It’s a Wonderful Life” Jesus said, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” Spiritual practice feeds that part of ourselves that is oriented toward serenity, harmony, truth, compassion, gratitude, love and joy. But these are not always words we use to describe the role of money in our lives. In the classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a crisis of money creates vastly...
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Sep 1, 2019 Sid Hall
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Jesus Was a Jew: “Jesus the Visionary” by Sid Hall Readings: Reflections on the Kin-dom of God, the Primary Vision of Jesus of Nazareth by Sid Hall A Sampling of Scriptural References on the Kin-dom of God For over two thousand years, we have been getting to know Jesus through theology, history, creeds, inquisitions, reformations, biblical stories, hymns, and personal experiences. Yet many of us have never been given the opportunity to explore in depth who Jesus was below the surface of...
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Aug 25, 2019 Sid Hall
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Jesus Was a Jew: “Jesus the Revolutionary” by Sid Hall Readings: Luke 4:14-21 Ellis Rivkin, What Crucified Jesus? The Political Execution of a Charismatic (1984), pp. 23, 27 & 124 For over two thousand years, we have been getting to know Jesus through theology, history, creeds, inquisitions, reformations, biblical stories, hymns, and personal experiences. Yet many of us have never been given the opportunity to explore in depth who Jesus was below the surface of myth and faith--to...
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Aug 18, 2019 Sid Hall
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Jesus Was a Jew: “Jesus the Sage” by Sid Hall Readings: Examples of Aphorisms from Jesus, with Commentary by Marcus J. Borg Marcus J. Borg, Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time (1994), pp. 69-70 For over two thousand years, we have been getting to know Jesus through theology, history, creeds, inquisitions, reformations, biblical stories, hymns, and personal experiences. Yet many of us have never been given the opportunity to explore in depth who Jesus was below the surface of myth and...
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Aug 11, 2019 Mark Moore
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One River, Many Wells: “Hinduism” by Mark Moore Readings: Excerpts from The Simplicity and Complexity of Karma by Radhanath Swami From Reincarnation and Karma by Stephen Knapp Barbara Brown Taylor writes that “Religions are treasure chests of stories, songs, rituals, and ways of life that have been handed down for millennia.” We each draw deeply from our own tradition, and ours is that of Jesus, rooted in the ethic of the Golden Rule and in the spiritual discipline of loving our...
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Aug 4, 2019 Tim Brace
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One River, Many Wells: “Daoism” by Tim Brace Readings: Two Poems Excerpts from “Abode of the Eternal Tao” Barbara Brown Taylor writes that “Religions are treasure chests of stories, songs, rituals, and ways of life that have been handed down for millennia.” We each draw deeply from our own tradition, and ours is that of Jesus, rooted in the ethic of the Golden Rule and in the spiritual discipline of loving our neighbor. But we are not alone in the world. The Divine Mystery manifests...
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Jul 28, 2019 Sid Hall
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One River, Many Wells: “Vodou” by Sid Hall Readings: Tom Driver, The Magic of Ritual Joseph M. Murphy, Working the Spirit: Ceremonies of the African Diaspora Maya Deren, Divine Horsemen Barbara Brown Taylor writes that “Religions are treasure chests of stories, songs, rituals, and ways of life that have been handed down for millennia.” We each draw deeply from our own tradition, and ours is that of Jesus, rooted in the ethic of the Golden Rule and in the spiritual discipline of loving...
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Jul 21, 2019 Sid Hall
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One River, Many Wells: “Buddhism” by Sid Hall Readings: “If You Meet The Buddha On The Road, Kill Him”, Comments from consciousminder.com, January, 1, 2017 Meditations from Vietnamese Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh Barbara Brown Taylor writes that “Religions are treasure chests of stories, songs, rituals, and ways of life that have been handed down for millennia.” We each draw deeply from our own tradition, and ours is that of Jesus, rooted in the ethic of the Golden Rule and in the...
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Jul 14, 2019 Sid Hall
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One River, Many Wells: “Sufism” by Sid Hall Readings: "The Frogs," a Sufi tale Chris Highland, “What Is A Sufi?” in A Freethinker's Gospel Barbara Brown Taylor writes that “Religions are treasure chests of stories, songs, rituals, and ways of life that have been handed down for millennia.” We each draw deeply from our own tradition, and ours is that of Jesus, rooted in the ethic of the Golden Rule and in the spiritual discipline of loving our neighbor. But we are not alone...
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Jul 7, 2019 Mark Moore
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One River, Many Wells: “First Nations Spirituality” by Mark Moore Readings: “The Sacred Hoop” from the vision of Black Elk Oglala Lakota (Sioux) (1863-1950), in Black Elk Speaks by John G. Neihardt From the tradition of wisdom sayings attributed to White Buffalo Calf Woman Barbara Brown Taylor writes that “Religions are treasure chests of stories, songs, rituals, and ways of life that have been handed down for millennia.” We each draw deeply from our own tradition, and ours is that...
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Jun 30, 2019 Sid Hall
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One River, Many Wells: “Coptic Christianity” by Sid Hall Readings: From "The Famous 38 Sayings of Coptic Christianity," #17 Barbara Brown Taylor writes that “Religions are treasure chests of stories, songs, rituals, and ways of life that have been handed down for millennia.” We each draw deeply from our own tradition, and ours is that of Jesus, rooted in the ethic of the Golden Rule and in the spiritual discipline of loving our neighbor. But we are not alone in the world. The...
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Jun 23, 2019 Sid Hall
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One River, Many Wells: “African Animisms” by Sid Hall Readings: Thunder and Lightning: A Southern Nigerian Story Reflections on Storytelling by African Novelist Chinua Achebe Barbara Brown Taylor writes that “Religions are treasure chests of stories, songs, rituals, and ways of life that have been handed down for millennia.” We each draw deeply from our own tradition, and ours is that of Jesus, rooted in the ethic of the Golden Rule and in the spiritual discipline of loving our...
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Jun 16, 2019 Sid Hall
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One River, Many Wells: “Wicca & Paganism” by Sid Hall Readings: Starhawk, The Spiral Dance Christine Hoff Kraemer, Seeking the Mystery Barbara Brown Taylor writes that “Religions are treasure chests of stories, songs, rituals, and ways of life that have been handed down for millennia.” We each draw deeply from our own tradition, and ours is that of Jesus, rooted in the ethic of the Golden Rule and in the spiritual discipline of loving our neighbor. But we are not alone in the world....
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Jun 9, 2019 Sid Hall
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One River, Many Wells: “The Gift of the Jews” by Sid Hall Readings: Deuteronomy 7:6-9,11 Ancient Hebrew Research Center: “The Definition of 'Holy'” Barbara Brown Taylor writes that “Religions are treasure chests of stories, songs, rituals, and ways of life that have been handed down for millennia.” We each draw deeply from our own tradition, and ours is that of Jesus, rooted in the ethic of the Golden Rule and in the spiritual discipline of loving our neighbor. But we are not alone...
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Jun 2, 2019 Mark Moore
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One River, Many Wells: “Muslim Spirituality” by Mark Moore Readings: Exodus 20:4-6 Al Quran 57:4; Al Quran 6:104 Excerpt from “The Conference of Birds” by Farid Ud-Din Attar Barbara Brown Taylor writes that “Religions are treasure chests of stories, songs, rituals, and ways of life that have been handed down for millennia.” We each draw deeply from our own tradition, and ours is that of Jesus, rooted in the ethic of the Golden Rule and in the spiritual discipline of loving our...
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May 26, 2019 Sid Hall
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One River, Many Wells: “Walkabout Into Dreamtime” by Sid Hall Readings: “Mooregoo the Mopoke, and Bahloo the Moon,” an Aboriginal teaching story Marlo Moran, Mutant Message Down Under (1991) Barbara Brown Taylor writes that “Religions are treasure chests of stories, songs, rituals, and ways of life that have been handed down for millennia.” We each draw deeply from our own tradition, and ours is that of Jesus, rooted in the ethic of the Golden Rule and in the spiritual discipline of...
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May 19, 2019 Sid Hall
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Draw the Circle Wide: “Ripples of Hospitality” by Sid Hall Readings: Luke 14:16-24; Acts 2:43-47 Paige Gutacker, "Early Christian Hospitality in Context," www.summitalumninetwork.org The astounding event on that first Easter morning has sent ripples that make waves throughout all of human history. In this post-resurrection season, we will explore what it meant for the early church to draw the circle wider and wider as they spread the good news of liberation and hope that could not...
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May 12, 2019 Sid Hall
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Draw the Circle Wide: “Ripples of God's Likeness” by Sid Hall Readings: Acts 13:1-3, 14:8-18 Starhawk on the Universe as a Womb in Dreaming the Dark , p. 11 The astounding event on that first Easter morning has sent ripples that make waves throughout all of human history. In this post-resurrection season, we will explore what it meant for the early church to draw the circle wider and wider as they spread the good news of liberation and hope that could not be confined by death, even the...
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May 5, 2019 Sid Hall
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Draw the Circle Wide: “Ripples of Grace” by Sid Hall Readings: Acts 10:1-17, 34-35 Robert W. Wall, Reflections on the Book of Acts The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary (2002), p. 171 The astounding event on that first Easter morning has sent ripples that make waves throughout all of human history. In this post-resurrection season, we will explore what it meant for the early church to draw the circle wider and wider as they spread the good news of liberation and hope that could not be...
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Apr 28, 2019 Sid Hall
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Draw the Circle Wide: “Ripples of Empowerment” by Sid Hall Readings: Matthew 28:2-3, 5-7, 16-20 Reflections on Empowerment by M. Scott Peck in The Road Less Traveled The astounding event on that first Easter morning has sent ripples that make waves throughout all of human history. In this post-resurrection season, we will explore what it meant for the early church to draw the circle wider and wider as they spread the good news of liberation and hope that could not be confined by death, even...
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Apr 21, 2019 Sid Hall
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Draw the Circle Wide: “Ripples of New Beginnings” by Sid Hall Readings: Mark 16:1-7 Marcus J. Borg & John Dominic Crossan, The Last Week (2006), pp. 190 & 205 The astounding event on that first Easter morning has sent ripples that make waves throughout all of human history. In this post-resurrection season, we will explore what it meant for the early church to draw the circle wider and wider as they spread the good news of liberation and hope that could not be confined by death,...
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Apr 14, 2019 Sid Hall
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Where the Wild Things Are: A Lenten Series “Mind the Gap” by Sid Hall Readings: Mark 11:1-11 Marcus J. Borg & John Dominic Crossan, The Last Week (2006), p. 2 Lent is a time in the life of a spiritual community where we focus on the in-between-ness of life, a time when it feels like the Spirit has cast us into wilderness. Like Max in the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, we rarely enter into wilderness deliberately or enthusiastically. But wild things come whether we want...
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Apr 7, 2019 Sid Hall
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Where the Wild Things Are: A Lenten Series “Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained” by Sid Hall Readings: 2 Kings 7:3-8 Nelson Mandela, Long Walk To Freedom (1994) Lent is a time in the life of a spiritual community where we focus on the in-between-ness of life, a time when it feels like the Spirit has cast us into wilderness. Like Max in the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, we rarely enter into wilderness deliberately or enthusiastically. But wild things come whether we want them or...
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Mar 31, 2019 Sid Hall
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Where the Wild Things Are: A Lenten Series “Your Guess Is As Good As Mine” by Sid Hall Readings: 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 Rainer Maria Rilke, in a 1903 letter to his protégé, the 19-year-old cadet and budding poet Franz Xaver Kappus Lent is a time in the life of a spiritual community where we focus on the in-between-ness of life, a time when it feels like the Spirit has cast us into wilderness. Like Max in the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, we rarely enter into wilderness...
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Mar 24, 2019 Sid Hall
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Where the Wild Things Are: A Lenten Series “Walking in the Valley of the Shadow of Death” by Sid Hall Readings: Psalm 73 Lent is a time in the life of a spiritual community where we focus on the in-between-ness of life, a time when it feels like the Spirit has cast us into wilderness. Like Max in the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, we rarely enter into wilderness deliberately or enthusiastically. But wild things come whether we want them or not. What if, like Max, we discover...
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Mar 17, 2019 Sid Hall
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Where the Wild Things Are: A Lenten Series “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” by Sid Hall Readings: Psalm 23 William Bridges, The Way of Transition: Embracing Life’s Most Difficult Moments (2001), pp. 80-81Psalm 73 Lent is a time in the life of a spiritual community where we focus on the in-between-ness of life, a time when it feels like the Spirit has cast us into wilderness. Like Max in the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, we rarely enter into wilderness deliberately...
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Mar 10, 2019 Sid Hall
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Where the Wild Things Are: A Lenten Series “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” by Sid Hall Readings: Mark 1:9-12 Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) Lent is a time in the life of a spiritual community where we focus on the in-between-ness of life, a time when it feels like the Spirit has cast us into wilderness. Like Max in the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, we rarely enter into wilderness deliberately or enthusiastically. But wild things come...
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Mar 3, 2019 Sid Hall
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“Love Still Wins: The Trinity Way Forward” by Sid Hall Readings: 2 Corinthians 5:11, 13-14a, 16-20 Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu, Forward to "We Were Baptized Two" (1996) A response to the outcome of the February 2019 General Conference of the United Methodist Church Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. No Exceptions.
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Feb 24, 2019 Mark Moore
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Series: Surely, This Is NOT the Word of the Lord “God and Government” by Mark Moore Readings: Romans 13:1-5; 1 Peter 2:13-4, 18-20 Martin Luther, “On Temporal Authority,” also known as “The Two Kingdoms Doctrine” (1523) In this series, Sid and Mark will explore some of the more difficult texts of the Bible--texts that are hurtful, oppressive, or uncomfortable. These are reminders of why interpreting the Bible as the inerrant Word of God is dangerous and leaves a destructive trail of...
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Feb 17, 2019 Sid Hall
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Series: Surely, This Is NOT the Word of the Lord “The Sex-Crazed Vitriol Against LGBTQ+ People” by Sid Hall Readings: Leviticus 18:1-5, 22; Leviticus 20:13; Corinthians 6:9-10; Romans 1:18, 26-27 2016 UMC Book of Discipline Statements Against LGBTQ+ People In this series, Sid and Mark will explore some of the more difficult texts of the Bible--texts that are hurtful, oppressive, or uncomfortable. These are reminders of why interpreting the Bible as the inerrant Word of God is dangerous and...
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Feb 10, 2019 Mark Moore
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Series: Surely, This Is NOT the Word of the Lord “Darwin Day” by Mark Moore Readings: Excerpts from Genesis 1:1-31 Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species (1859) In this series, Sid and Mark will explore some of the more difficult texts of the Bible--texts that are hurtful, oppressive, or uncomfortable. These are reminders of why interpreting the Bible as the inerrant Word of God is dangerous and leaves a destructive trail of hurt and harm. We are exploring these texts not to mock or pick...
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Feb 3, 2019 Sid Hall
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Series: Surely, This Is NOT the Word of the Lord “The Patriarchal Persistence Against Women” by Sid Hall Readings: Genesis 3:16; 1 Corinthians 14:34-35; 1 Timothy 2:12-15 Rev. R. L. Dabney, in response to the idea of women in the pulpit (1879) In this series, Sid and Mark will explore some of the more difficult texts of the Bible--texts that are hurtful, oppressive, or uncomfortable. These are reminders of why interpreting the Bible as the inerrant Word of God is dangerous and leaves a...
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Jan 27, 2019 Sid Hall
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Series: Surely, This Is NOT the Word of the Lord “The Polemic Against the Jews” by Sid Hall Readings: Matthew 27:22, 25; Acts 7:51-52; John 7:1 Martin Luther, "On the Jews and Their Lies" (1543) In this series, Sid and Mark will explore some of the more difficult texts of the Bible--texts that are hurtful, oppressive, or uncomfortable. These are reminders of why interpreting the Bible as the inerrant Word of God is dangerous and leaves a destructive trail of hurt and harm. We are...
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“Voices in the Wilderness: The Liberative Role of Black Women in History” by Sid Hall "People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically... No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in." ~Rosa Parks Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. No Exceptions.
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Jan 13, 2019 Sid Hall
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“What Lies Within” by Sid Hall Jesus said, “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” --The Gospel of Thomas Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. No Exceptions.
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Jan 6, 2019 Mark Moore
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“Epiphany” by Mark Moore "An epiphany enables you to sense creation not as something completed, but as constantly becoming, evolving, ascending. This transports you from a place where there is nothing new to a place where there is nothing old, where everything renews itself, where heaven and earth rejoice as at the moment of creation."  --Abraham Isaac Kook Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. No Exceptions.
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Dec 30, 2018 Sid Hall
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Series: Wondrous Star “Earth's Borning Cry” by Sid Hall The last verse of “Silent Night” ends with “Christ the Savior is born.” And now the story continues. Even though we feel as if the Christmas "season" is over and the tree is quick to come down, the real story begins again in the renewal of our very souls as God nudges us toward new life and possibilities in the new year. What is being born within us? How have we been changed by the light we have celebrated in the last...
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Dec 24, 2018 Sid Hall
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Series: Wondrous Star “Wondrous Star” by Sid Hall Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. No Exceptions.
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Trinity Church of Austin
Dec 23, 2018 Sid Hall
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Series: Wondrous Star “Let Us Sing” by Sid Hall The classic hymn “Silent Night” first made its debut on Christmas Eve, 1818 at the St. Nicholas chapel in Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. The melody by composer Franz Gruber is instantly recognizable from the first few notes, and the text by Joseph Mohr has been translated from the original German into over 140 languages. In 1914, just four years shy of the 100th anniversary of “Silent Night,” the soldiers fighting World War I along...
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Dec 16, 2018 Don Longbottom
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Series: Wondrous Star “Redeeming Grace” by Rev. Dr. Don Longbottom, Conference Minister of the South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. No Exceptions.
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Dec 9, 2018 Devon Reynolds
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Series: Wondrous Star “Glories Stream”: Elder Devon Reynolds PC (USA), Trinity Pastoral Intern Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. No Exceptions.
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Dec 2, 2018 Sid Hall
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Series: Wondrous Star “Sleep in Peace” by Sid Hall Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. No Exceptions.
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Nov 25, 2018 Sid Hall
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Series: “Why Grace Matters” “A Grateful Heart” by Sid Hall Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. No Exceptions.
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Nov 18, 2018 Sid Hall
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Series: “Why Grace Matters” “If Grace Is True” by Sid Hall Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. No Exceptions.
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Nov 11, 2018 Annette Jones
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Series: “The Stories That Shape Us - Trinity Women Speak Their Minds and Hearts” Annette Jones Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. No Exceptions.
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Nov 4, 2018 Shelley Walters
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Series: “The Stories That Shape Us - Trinity Women Speak Their Minds and Hearts” Shelley Walters Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. No Exceptions.
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Oct 28, 2018 Christine Major
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Series: “The Stories That Shape Us - Trinity Women Speak Their Minds and Hearts” Christine Major Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. No Exceptions.
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Trinity Church of Austin
Oct 21, 2018 Janelle Curlin-Taylor
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Series: “The Stories That Shape Us - Trinity Women Speak Their Minds and Hearts” “Original Blessing - What the Bible Really Says” by Janelle Curlin-Taylor Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. No Exceptions.
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Oct 14, 2018 Stephanie Spitzer-Hanks
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Series: “The Stories That Shape Us - Trinity Women Speak Their Minds and Hearts” Stephanie Spitzer-Hanks Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. No Exceptions.
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Trinity Church of Austin
Oct 7, 2018 Jolene Carlson
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Series: “The Stories That Shape Us - Trinity Women Speak Their Minds and Hearts” “The Yes of God” by Jolene Carlson Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. No Exceptions.
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Sep 30, 2018 Tim Brace
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Series: “Weaving the Beloved Community” “In Celebration of the New Trinity Songbook” by Tim Brace Presented by Trinity Church of Austin Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. No Exceptions.
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